And the Pussification of American Continues : MIAA Tourney Director Grabs The Microphone, Scolds Westport Student Section For Turning Their Backs When Cardinal Spellman Starting Lineup Is Announced And Forces Them To Turn Back Around Barstool Sports : Boston

And the Pussification of American Continues : MIAA Tourney Director Grabs The Microphone, Scolds Westport Student Section For Turning Their Backs When Cardinal Spellman Starting Lineup Is Announced And Forces Them To Turn Back Around Barstool Sports : Boston boston.barstoolsports.com

HeraldNews - Last Saturday’s Division 3 South boys’ basketball final between Westport and Cardinal Spellman at UMass Boston might be best remembered for a most conspicuous incident which occurred before the teams even tipped off. Just after public address announcer Joe Rocha had started to introduce the Spellman starters, South tourney director Karen McDonald completed a quick march to the scorer’s table, grabbed the microphone, and spoke directly to some of the younger Westport fans in the bleachers directly behind the Wildcat bench. These fans had, when the Spellman intro started, turned their backs to the court, one of those orchestrated moves (like holding up newspapers) fans do. McDonald obviously saw it as a violation of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association’s fan sportsmanship policy, one that is read over the PA before games. In what seemed like an order in the guise of a request, McDonald asked the fans to turn back around.

photo.jpg Joey C shared with you:
I was a terrible terrible athlete in High School. Like bottom 10% terrible. Like-last guy picked on the pick up teams terrible.But what I lived for was rooting for my buddies in High School and College. I was the guy organizing the parties and getting bus loads of students to travel to our College Basketball tournament games (with kegs in the rooms for breakfast and kegs on the buses).

One of my favorite memories is when we went to Merrimack. We started drinking in our dorm room meant for 2 people at 7AM and had 50 or so coeds getting fired up for the Tournament Basketball game. We ripped the sheet my bed and spray painted “Merrimack Sucks” on it. We took the busses up to Merrimack and me and my buddy George Iocano walked the perimeter of the basketball court holding the MERRIMACK SUCKS sign around the court as the teams were doing their warm ups. George got arrested or fled out the door and I took off my super thick geek glasses and sweater and mixed into the crowd, thankfully unarrested.  Crowd went nuts.

Gloucester High in the early eighties hockey games when they’d throw fish out on the ice.   Or the chants, Oh My Lord What Fun.  That’s what made it so crazy and fun.

Those we’re good times. Great times. Times you talk about when you get old with your buddies. That’s what makes high school and college athletics great. The insanity when your team makes the Tournament.

For this school administrator to try to squelch this school spirit is ludicrous. Guy had to be a total dweeb in High School. No other way to explain it.  Guaranteed this school admin was the guy getting wedgied on a daily basis.

One comment

  • I saw this on Barstool earlier today. Unbelievable. All they did was turn their backs. This guy would of just had a nervous breakdown if he witnessed the stuff you did. Also, if you’re going to use Barstool stuff, do you think you could throw a little GTA / GTR into the mix.

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